Nephew of hip-hop artist Benzino due in court for shooting

MIAMI BEACH, FL - February 02: Benzino on the set of Benzino and Ray J music video shoot of 'Amazin' at Miami Beach on February 02, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida.(Photo by: Vallery Jean/ Getty Images)
Benzino on the set of Benzino and Ray J music video shoot of ‘Amazin’ at Miami Beach in 2011.
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The nephew of a hip-hop artist and reality TV star is due in a Plymouth County courthouse on Monday after he allegedly shot his uncle during a family funeral procession over the weekend.

Authorities charged Gai Scott, 36, of Randolph, with armed assault with intent to murder, according to the Plymouth County district attorney’s office.

Prosecutors said that Scott and Raymond Scott, who goes by the name “Benzino,” were driving next to each other during a funeral procession along Route 3 southbound in Duxbury Saturday when the younger Scott, riding in his Bentley, allegedly shot at his 48-year-old uncle who was driving a red Dodge SUV. The funeral procession was for Raymond Scott’s mother, Mary Scott of Dorchester.

“There has been growing family tension between Raymond Scott and Gai Scott,” the Plymouth County district attorney’s office said in a statement.

Authorities said Gai Scott fire several times, but did not say how many times Raymond Scott was hit. He was driven to the Duxbury Police Department and from there was taken by ambulance to South Shore Hospital.

Raymond Scott suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said.

Scott appears in the VH1 series “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” and was the co-founder of The Source, the popular hip-hop music magazine.

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